With its historic and romantic settings, Portugal is the perfect choice for your honeymoon. From the capital, Lisbon, to the less known spots, the country has much to show and will definitely be able to surprise you. And the best news: you can plan a perfect honeymoon here without spending a lot of money.
Let’s start with Lisbon. The capital has some beautiful hotels. For me, one of the most romantic is Torel Palace. Located on top of the hill of Santana, this boutique hotel offers breathtaking views over the city center and also the Tagus river. It is like being in the center but also outside of it. The rooms offer a great mix of the tradition of an old palace and the contemporary touches of a 21st century hotel.
The pool and the bar located next to it offer once again an amazing view. Sunset is beautiful. At the night, seeing the lights of the city while drinking a cocktail is also a wonderful program. And, of course, you also try Cave 23, the fine dinning restaurant that combines classic Portuguese gastronomy with a modern twist.
You can learn a bit more about this hotel at their official site and also book your stay online: https://www.torelboutiques.com/torel-palace-lisbon
Portugal for honeymoon: Sintra or Cascais?
If you are looking to go outside of the big cities and still be close to Lisbon, then, the choice will probably will have to be either Sintra or Cascais. Sintra is considered by many the most romantic village in Portugal. Just 30 minutes outside Lisbon, Sintra offers beautiful sceneries, romantic buildings, history, gardens and the inspiration that enlightened poets.
One of ou favorite hotels in Sintra is Seteais. The 5 star hotel is located in an old palace that has been modernised to offer all the comfort. Go back in time. The old ball rooms, the tapestries, the romantic decoration and, of course, the stunning views to the Pena Palace and the Sintra castle offer a special setting for romance.
You can check more information and also book your room online here: https://www.tivolihotels.com/en/tivoli-palacio-de-seteais
If you prefer beach to history, probably Cascais will be great for your honeymoon. There is plenty of options here. But our favorite is the Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa. Once the house of the last king of Italy, Humberto II, this 5 star hotel offers the full luxury experience with amazing views over the Atlantic Ocean.
The restaurant offers great Portuguese food and the freshest shellfish that you can imagine. And let’s not forget about the prestigious SPA, with a Thalassotherapy circuit that is heaven on earth. Just take a look at their website and discover more: https://www.granderealvillaitalia.realhotelsgroup.com/
So why choose Portugal for honeymoon? I would say it is the perfect combination of history and modernity, romantic and modern, old style and contemporary. And with still affordable prices, you can really get a luxury experience much cheaper than in Spain, France or Italy. You will have all the charm of Europe and the surprises of a country that has much to offer.
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